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Jehovah's Witnesses' presence at risk across Russia
The Ministry of Justice wants to declare all activities of the group "extremist" and therefore banned throughout the Federation. According to the Government, such activities "violate the rights and freedoms of man and citizens and harm people, public order and national security." The religious texts of Jehovah's Witnesses banned because they give "negative views" toward other religions and because they are against military service.
14/08/2017 09:20:00 RUSSIA
'Extremism': the Russian state and the witch hunt against Jehovah's Witnesses
A woman and her son arrested in Kursk for distributing invitations to the sect. Bible translations not originating from the Hebrew and Greek sources deemed 'extreme'. The same for translations of the non-Arabic translations of Koran. A Protestant pastor who cared for drug addicts arrested . Even the faithful of a bishop considered a holy man, branded as "extremists": they risk the prison.
Russian Jehovah's Witnesses refuse blood transfusions: 18 people die
A Russian newspaper reports that the community opposition to blood transfusions has killed 18 people, including eight children. Two investigations opened in Kogalym and Moscow.
Jehovah's Witnesses treated as "terrorists"
Investigations and searches from house to house, seizing religious material "extremist" allegations. A Kingdom hall in Budennovsk set on fire. Just like under Stalin?
Russia, attacks on Jehovah's Witnesses and Pentecostals increase under anti-extremism law
Experts from the Sova center denounce the escalation of attacks against religious minorities. On November 25 Tagarong trial opens against 16 Jehovah's Witnesses accused of extremism for continuing to pray and read the Bible together, after the ban on the community decided by the Russian Supreme Court in 2009.
The Supreme Court confirms: Jehovah's Witnesses outlawed in Rostov
Upheld a ruling passed in September by the provincial court of the city on the Black Sea. Communities in the cities of Taganrog, Neklinov Matveeva and Kurgan-can no longer carry out activities and must withdraw. 34 publications banned for "extremist content" and property confiscated. Jehovah's Witnesses are turning to the European Court.
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